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CBT for Front-Line Medical Professionals: Using the Socratic Method

The use of Socratic questions is a cornerstone of the Cognitive Model and is the focus of this webinar. As important as Socratic questioning is, clinicians may be challenged with when and how to do it. Consequently, guidance is often requested. Here, Dr. Allen R. Miller, Director of CBT Programs for Beck Institute, addresses questions raised by psychiatrists who are working with front-line physicians during the COVID-19 crisis. Presentation of…

CBT for Youth with Depression

By Jeremy Joves, BA, Courtney Giannini, BA, Hannah Toyoma, BA, Saige Portera, BA, Anika Mehta, BA, Samantha Honnert, MA and Robert Friedberg, PhD Center for the Study and Treatment of Anxious Youth at Palo Alto University The following article provides a summary of studies showing the impact of treating depression in youth with CBT, with and without accompanying medication. CBT has shown to be an effective and efficacious treatment modality…

Grief Counseling Project for Bereaved People Amidst COVID-19 in Mainland China

By Jianping Wang, MD, PhD, Beijing Normal University Jianping Wang, MD, PhD is a member of the Beck Institute International Advisory Committee and has done extensive CBT training through Beck Institute. We are pleased to share this blog about her important work preparing grief counselors in mainland China to deliver effective interventions to people who have lost loved ones to COVID-19. More than 4,000 people in mainland China, including over…

Suicide Prevention During COVID-19

By Francine Broder, PsyD Suicide continues to increase in the United States and around the world (Hedegaard et al., 2020), and it is within this context that COVID-19 showed up. Risk factors associated with an increase in suicide, such as social isolation and an economic downturn, are front and center as we all grapple with how to adjust to living with a pandemic. Social distancing gives rise to closed businesses…

Covid-19 Updates from Beck Institute’s International Advisory Committee: Part 2

Last week, we shared updates from International Advisory Committee members in the UK, Romania, Australia, Brazil and the Netherlands. This week, committee members from six more countries write about how the pandemic and related social distancing measures are impacting mental health in their countries and how they’ve been helping. We are pleased to share the following updates and related resources. Italy: Antonella Montano, PhD, shares her perspective from Italy, one…